Thinking About Shaving Your Dog’s Hair Coat For The Summer? Think Again.

[The following article is copied from http://www.veterinaryinsider.com/]   Contrary to popular belief, shaving your long-haired dog (or cat) will not keep him/her cooler during the hot, summer months. Unlike humans, the skin of dogs and cats does not contain the vast network of blood vessels and sweat glands designed to dissipate body heat during hot weather […]

A Curious Post About ‘Lost Dogs’ Ads From 17th Century London

[This is passed along from a neat website, Wonders & Marvels, www.wondersandmarvels.com.] Between 1700 and 1800, there are almost 500 advertisements for lost dogs in the central London news-sheets.  The abduction of cosseted dogs seems to have been a rather lucrative trade, judging by some of the rewards offered.  It suits many modern historians to talk […]

What is Kennel Cough?

Note:  This information is summarized from WebMD.com. Just as human colds may be caused by many different viruses, kennel cough itself can have multiple causes. One of the most common culprits is a bacterium called Bordetella bronchiseptica m–which is why kennel cough is often called Bordetella. Most dogs that become infected with Bordetella are infected with […]